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Re: Anyone into electric cycling?

Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:13 pm

Via ABG:

"Say hello to Hy-Cycle, Australia's first hydrogen fuel cell bicycle"

http://green.autoblog.com/2014/09/14/hy ... l-bicycle/
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Re: Anyone into electric cycling?

Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:38 pm

I have a huffy beach cruiser that has been converted to electric. 1000w front hub motor, 48v lithium ion battery. I live on a very steep hill. On the steepest section I have to peddle a few turns to get it started and that is it. Once moving it will maintian a respectable rate up steep hills without me peddling at all. With normal peddling it will fly up the hills. It is great fun. Living on such a steep hill I found I would not ride my normal bike on short errands because it is quite difficult and most certainly require a shower after the ride. With the electric bike I use the bike much more often. Parking can be tough in my neighborhood, so having the electric bike is nice.

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Re: Anyone into electric cycling?

Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:07 pm

Where I live there are some flat roads along the Hudson, but they are all high-traffic and quite dangerous. The safer, nicer country roads all have Killer hills, so my EZIP is not a lifestyle choice these days - it's a necessity.
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Re: Anyone into electric cycling?

Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:38 am

Cayenne wrote:I have a huffy beach cruiser that has been converted to electric. 1000w front hub motor, 48v lithium ion battery....... snip......
how 'bout some pic' s !!
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Re: Anyone into electric cycling?

Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:05 pm

Here's an interesting variation:

http://tiphero.com/car-that-you-pedal/
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@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

'17 Bolt LT



6.72 kW Array

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Re: Anyone into electric cycling?

Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:57 pm

I like it! Very well conceived, it appears.
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Re: Anyone into electric cycling?

Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:14 pm

I was expecting another ELF, but this bike, if substantially less expensive, could be a winner. Using a 250 watt geared motor in the mid-drive position was smart: that isn't enough power to drive the vehicle directly with enough grunt, but as an assist motor that can use all the bike gears, it should be very efficient...
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Re: Anyone into electric cycling?

Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:31 pm

Via ABG:
The Tech Race to Produce an Instant Electric Bicycle
http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2016/0 ... le/489803/

Apparently, professional racers have started cheating, with tiny motors in their hubs. Countermeasures are underway, and the tech is starting to trickle down to the rest of us.
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Re: Anyone into electric cycling?

Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:17 pm

Via ABG:
Blubel smart bike bell crowdsources better routes for cyclists
http://www.autoblog.com/2016/07/08/blub ... -cyclists/
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Re: Anyone into electric cycling?

Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:43 pm

Via IEVS:
Fully Charged Tests Electric Bikes In London – video
http://insideevs.com/fully-charged-test ... in-london/
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